Rexford Elson Brandt
20th c. Modern Watercolorist, painter
One of the best known of the Southern California watercolor painters of the twentieth century. Brandt received his B.A. in Fine Arts from The University of California at Berkeley, and did post-graduate work at the School of Education at Stanford University. He taught at the University of Southern California (1941, 1943), Scripps College (1941), Chaffey College (1942), and The Chouinard Art Institute (1947-1956). He won many awards for his work throughout his lifetime. Reoccuring themes in his work are sunlight, the ocean, boats in motion, and the semi-arid West. His style is highly individual, revealing angular, figurative forms.